Ubiquitous technologies

Assaf Schuster, Ran Wolff

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From a technological point of view, ubiquitous computing is a specific case of distributed computing. However, while the textbook definition for a distributed system is (Tanenbaum and van Steen) "a collection of independent computers that appear to its users as a single coherent system."[1] Ubiquitous systems challenge this definition in various ways. First, some of those systems, wireless sensor networks, are collections of computers, each of which makes no sense as an independent computer.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiquitous Knowledge Discovery - Challenges, Techniques, Applications
EditorsMichael May, Lorenza Saitta
Number of pages21
StatePublished - 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6202 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science (all)


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